Sorcerer and the White Snake

Sorcerer and the White Snake

Director: Tony Ching Siu-Tung

Cast: Jet Li, Eva Huang, Raymond Lam

     
 

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When an herbalist falls for a 1000-year-old white snake masquerading as a woman and finds his life turned upside down, a sorcerer (Jet Li) must face treachery and deception in order to save his crumbling kingdom and the young man's soul.See more details below

Overview

When an herbalist falls for a 1000-year-old white snake masquerading as a woman and finds his life turned upside down, a sorcerer (Jet Li) must face treachery and deception in order to save his crumbling kingdom and the young man's soul.

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All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
A wonderful big-budget fantasy adventure awaits audiences with The Sorcerer and the White Snake, the latest kung fu epic from star Jet Li and his legendary Swordsman II director, Tony Ching Siu-Tung. Humor, romance, talking animals, and wild, fantastical fighting are all on display here, with Li taking center stage as an elder monk caught up in a love affair between herbalist Xu Xian (Raymond Lam) and the White Snake (Eva Huang), who falls for the human after her fellow demon Green Snake (Charlene Choi) almost kills him. The film's universe is one where humans and ghouls coexist on the same Earth, even if they are from different dimensions. A monk named Fa Hai (Li) acts as a sort of Ghostbuster, hunting down and trapping demons until they find peace with the ills they have done. When his right-hand man Neng Ren (Zhang Wen in a standout comic performance) is bitten by a bat demon, Hai's world begins to turn upside down. As a plague of monster-related incidents wreak havoc on his land, the monk learns that the doctor in town (Lam) is married to a demon, which spurs a fight to keep the two species separate -- one that will test Hai's prejudice against human/demon love. The plot description hints at how out there and steeped in Asian myths the film is, though it doesn't begin to touch how offbeat it is. Once a rabbit, a mouse, and a turtle show up onscreen and start talking, it's game on for absurdity. Yet there's still a poetic voice guiding the movie, which is quite rich and picturesque. Underlying it all is a tragic romance that spurs the drama, with no tangible villain in sight save for the few monsters that show up (including a bat demon that Li fights in a stellar sequence set in a volcano!). The end might push the cheesy love elements a bit too much, but it by no means lessens how fun the rest of the picture is.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/2013
UPC:
0876964005463
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Magnolia
Region Code:
1A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
60,950

Special Features

Behind the scenes with Jet Li: fighting, stunts & laughs; Behind the scenes: visual effects and production design; Behind the scenes of the beauties and the beasts; AXS TV: a look at The Sorcerer And The White Snake; Theatrical trailer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Sorcerer and the White Snake
1. Enchantress [4:46]
2. Snake Demons [6:22]
3. Dreams [3:36]
4. Lantern Festival [14:26]
5. Becoming A Demon [10:35]
6. Foxes [4:02]
7. Medicine [4:56]
8. True Form [7:33]
9. Spirit Herb [9:48]
10. Flood [13:21]
11. Mercy [7:58]
12. Credits [6:19]
13. Chapter 13 [:01]

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